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Loaves and Fishes: Meeting Both Physical and Unseen Needs


June 26, 2019

Recipients of the Celebrate Mental Health Award in recognition of valuable and long-lasting contributions to the stability and reliability of community relationships, Loaves and Fishes was recognized last month for their ability to provide nourishment of the body, mind, and spirit to Blaine County youth. Members of the Board of Directors: Sharon Thackeray, Jack Mattingly, Josh Seymour, Kristi Seymour, Maggie Lewis, and Betty Billmayer accept the award.

In its ninth season of providing service to the community, Loaves and Fishes will again be offering a summer lunch program at Wallner Hall, located at 337 Ohio Street in Chinook. The program began on June 3 and will extend until August 8. Because Loaves and Fishes is supported solely by personal and church donations, organizers of the program are seeking individuals interested in sponsoring a day.

The program has a long and storied history. Approximately ten years ago, while she was serving as Chinook School District's Clerk, Nellie Jo Nicholson heard about a government program that off...

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